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mamamags Tue 02-Jan-18 12:53:34

Can someone here put me on the right path on how to pronounce 2018. Do you say twenty eighteen or two thousand and eighteen.
Must admit since the start of the new millenium I have never know which one is graphically correct

Charleygirl Tue 02-Jan-18 12:57:16

I pronounce the latter. I do not know if there is a grammatically correct way.

hildajenniJ Tue 02-Jan-18 13:09:28

Well, carrying on from seventeen, eighteen and nineteen etc., I would think that saying twenty eighteen was perfectly acceptable.

ninathenana Tue 02-Jan-18 13:13:56

Everyone I know says twenty eighteen.
I don't think there is a right or wrong way.

yggdrasil Tue 02-Jan-18 14:10:40

It was only the first 9 years that were different. I guess some people found two-thousand-and-one easier than twenty-0-one. But twenty-ten and so on has been the usual way

BlueBelle Tue 02-Jan-18 14:13:15

I say two thousand and eighteen but I don’t think there’s a right and wrong just personal preference

Teetime Tue 02-Jan-18 14:19:48

I say 2-0-1-8.

BBbevan Tue 02-Jan-18 15:55:22

Two thousand and eighteen or twenty eighteen is O.K But I prefer the first one.

NannyTee Tue 02-Jan-18 16:05:19

Yes either or is fine . I say the first one too.

yggdrasil Tue 02-Jan-18 16:17:25

Those who say two thousand and eighteen, did you also say one thousand nine hundred and 18? Or nineteen hundred and 18 even?

NannyTee Tue 02-Jan-18 17:48:26

Surely we write it much more than we say it ... IE. Prescriptions , forms, etc etc grin

BBbevan Tue 02-Jan-18 17:56:56

I think I said Nineteen ninety eight e.g. yggdrasil

grumppa Tue 02-Jan-18 18:15:26

Who says that the Battle of Hastings was in One Thousand and Sixty-Six? I blame Stanley Kubrick and his Space Odyssey for the popularity of Two Thousand and One, etc.

Maggiemaybe Tue 02-Jan-18 19:07:32

Twenty eighteen surely? The other seems a bit long-winded.

Jalima1108 Tue 02-Jan-18 19:27:43

I am not sure either.

As we say Ten Sixty Six then why not Twenty Eighteen?
But most people seem to say Two Thousand and Eighteen.

I did enjoy the BBC programme Twenty Twelve (2012)

Yes, grumppa - Two Thousand and One A Space Odyssey - but it sounds quite dated now.

Perhaps in a thousand years .....

Jalima1108 Tue 02-Jan-18 19:28:35

I wonder what William I said

Jalima1108 Tue 02-Jan-18 19:29:43

ps perhaps 'The Year of Our Lord One Thousand and Sixty Six'

Maggiemaybe Tue 02-Jan-18 19:33:38

Now that is longwinded! grin

lemongrove Tue 02-Jan-18 20:57:04

Twenty Eighteen if you must say it, I think I got through Twenty Seventeen without saying it

Bellanonna Tue 02-Jan-18 21:18:31

Twenty eighteen. Fewer syllables than the alternative.

Starlady Fri 05-Jan-18 04:26:14

Either way is fine. But once we hit 2020, I'm certain everyone will say twenty-twenty. After that, it will be twenty-twenty-one and so on.

Juliette Fri 05-Jan-18 06:33:23

One hundred years since the end of WW1.
Nineteen eighteen to twenty eighteen.

jeanie99 Mon 08-Jan-18 15:35:57

I think you might be right Starlady.

At the moment I say two thousand and eighteen.
I never thought about saying twenty eighteen.

lemongrove Mon 08-Jan-18 15:38:55

Think about other years/centuries am sure nobody said
1918 any other way than nineteen eighteen.

george1 Tue 06-Mar-18 21:02:54

Two thousand and eighteen